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There are many people that would say that coincidence doesn’t exist - that it is statistically possible for certain events to take place when you have enough variables. Many others would argue that coincidence is the work of God, and He controls the fate of our lives. Some people don’t believe in coincidence at all - they call it luck. Whatever your viewpoint on this matter, take these stories as an example of the illusion of coincidence. 


Stephen Hawking - renowned physicist, cosmetologist, and author, who was diagnosed with Lou Gerhig’s disease at the tender age of 21. Now, for the coincidences. 


Galileo Galilei, famed astronomer, and Albert Einstein, famous physicist. Stephen Hawking was born precisely 300 years after Galileo died. 


And Hawking died 139 years after Einstein was born. To the day.


Now, what are the odds of that happening?


Is it just chance? Maybe this was God’s way of showing us all that these people are all important to our society, and our future. Or perhaps, this was lucky, a stroke of good fortune for Hawking to have links to two famous scientists from his pasts, both of who have something in common with his work and studies. 


This could be anything, but maybe Hawking had something to do with it. He must have read some of the work published by both Einstein and Galileo, though his birth could have been a mere ‘coincidence’. His death may have been, subconsciously, his own way of connecting back to famed genius Einstein. 


We will never know whether Hawking chose to die that day, or whether God chose that day to reclaim him, but we do know that coincidences can happen at the most opportune moments if we give enough strength and power and faith in our thoughts. We can physically manifest opportunities, and manipulate the odds of something happening. Our thoughts have power - we can make our fate, and believe in the power of probability; which we ought to call the Illusion of Coincidence.

the illusion of coincidence 

BY leena wahaj


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